St. John’s Community Outreach
Giving Back In Faith
St John’s actively supports local needs in our St Louis community, outreach across the United States (e.g. HurricaneKatrina support, annual youth mission trips), and global support through the UCC’s global outreach known as “Our Church’s Wider Mission”. While we work to give back to our communities, we receive much more through these efforts. It is often in our mission work that we form the tightest bonds of friendship among our church friends. Here’s another way for you to experience St John’s – volunteer in one of our missions.
St. John's United Church of Christ practices sustained stewardship through our philosophy of "Earth Day, Every Day — from church to home to community." It is our goal to promote environmental awareness for our members and our community neighbors through our ongoing practices of sustainable living, caring for the earth, and environmental stewardship throughout the year.
Every Child's Hope
Providing residential care for troubled boys and girls ages 6 to 18, Every Child’s Hope is dedicated to providing children with solid and substantial growth experiences which will prepare them for effective personal, family, community and career interactions. ECH provides caring, professional services that empower, educate and nurture children, youth and families to become productive, healthy members of the community.
Habitat for Humanity
St. John's actively participates in Habitat for Humanity This organization, a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry, works together with families in need to build affordable housing.
There are a number of local organizations that St John's supports throughout the year. At Emmaus Homes adults with developmental disabilities find the services, support and care they need to reach their highest potential. Through a variety of residential and recreational programs, Emmaus Homes is able to individualize care based on each clients’ needs, interests and goals.
Unleashing Potential (UP) is a ministry of the United Church of Christ and Christian Church/Disciples of Christ, is a not-for-profit organization. Their mission is to strengthen children, families, and communities through neighborhood centered, character building, life-changing programs that help create hope, health, and independence.
We have two recycle bins in the back of the church parking lot. The blue one is for aluminum cans. Drop off your rinsed aluminum cans only in this bin, no plastic and no tin foil please.
Circle of Concern
Circle of Concern is an area food bank that St John’s has supported with food donations, and for many years we have been the distribution center for Thanksgiving baskets provided to hundreds of St Louis county residents.
Camp Mo-Val is an UCC-sponsored camp for children, youth and adults. Situated on nearly 300 wooded acres near Union, Missouri, Mo-Val has three separate lodges and three 4-room cabins, providing up to 140 beds. The main lodge includes a dining hall that can accommodate 120, with a separate meeting area that can seat 140.
Operation Clean Steam
St. John's has participated in Operation Clean Stream, which is held the 4th Saturday of August each year, for many years. Volunteers all over St. Louis clean up our streams, rivers and river banks on this day.